Ali Duarte Garcia
Medical School: Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, Mexico
Hometown: Chihuahua, Mexico
Favorite thing to do in Boston: Walk in the Charles river esplanade and the public garden.
Most useful thing in my white coat pocket: My intern handbook!
Ice cream flavor of choice: Stracciatella
Favorite place on Earth: So many—Granada, Cuzco, Prague, Mexico City.
Why Tufts MC:
Incredibly friendly, happy and supportive group invested in your success. The size of the program allows you to know everybody well. Thanks to the subspecialty system you will always be learning from experts in their fields.
Why Boston: Extremely beautiful, intellectual and walkable city. Good food, good museums, in general life is good here.
Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Undergraduate - Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education (CCNY)
Hometown: Queens, New York
Favorite thing to do in Boston: Long runs on the Esplanade
Most useful thing in my white coat pocket: granola bar and color-coded to-do lists
Ice cream flavor of choice: Vanilla Bean
Favorite place on Earth: Three-way tie - the top of the fire tower on Gile Mountain, NH, the sunrise by the Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO, NY and the cliffs & beach in Etratat, France.
Why Tufts MC: It's an excellent, supportive environment to work. The camaraderie between residents, program leadership, attendings, fellows and nurses is palpable from the very beginning. The subspecialty system is also a phenomenal way to train because you learn directly from the experts.
Why Boston: Too many to count - smaller, vibrant city with a lot of heart, gorgeous in the summer (and winter!), full of young professionals, New England autumns, walkable neighborhoods with lots of history and personality (Beacon Hill!), infectious sports culture, J.P licks.
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Georgetown University
Hometown: Norwell, MA
Favorite things to do in Boston: Going out to dinner, Running / Biking along the Esplanade, and going on skiing trips in the winter
Most useful thing in my white coat pocket: Lots of graham crackers
Why Tufts MC: I had great experiences as a medical student here, and had gotten to know a lot of the faculty here. The attendings here are very approachable, and are very committed to teaching. I also thought there was no better way to train than with the subspecialty system, working closely with experts in the major subdivisions of internal medicine.
Why Boston: I was born and raised outside the city, and have loved living in this area. The size of the city is manageable, and the area is almost entirely walkable. But the city offers as much as much larger cities in the way of entertainment, restaurants, and nightlife. It’s a great place to live!